On This Day

What Happened on August 12, 1985

Historical Events

  • 520 people die when Japan Airlines Flight 123 crashes in Ueno, Japan, the second-deadliest aviation disaster of all time
  • Baltimore Orioles W Gross & L Sheets are 6th to hit consecutive pinch HRs

Famous Deaths

  • Kyu Sakamoto, Japanese singer and actor, dies in JAL 123 crash at 43
  • Manfred Winkelhock, German race car driver (b. 1951)
  • Marcel Mihalovici, composer, dies at 86
1985 Highlights

About August 12, 1985

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 36 years, 3 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Leo